The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 19, 2001
Feb 19-26

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Support Blue Jay LAX -- The Department of Athletics is offering complimentary lacrosse. game season tickets.

Faculty and staff members can receive two complimentary season passes by bringing a valid university I.D. to the main office in the Athletic Center. Full-time students will receive free admission by showing their J-Cards at the gate.

Supply is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be picked up by March 9. Athletic Center office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 410-516-7490.

Levering Hall Flea Market -- On Sat., Feb. 24, the annual Levering Hall Flea Market returns with jewelry, books, CDs and household items for sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A donation of 50 cents is requested. Hot bagels, desserts and fresh soups will also be for sale. For more information, call 410-728-8611.

School of Nursing Hosts Career Day -- The School of Nursing will hold its anual Career Day on Tues., Feb. 27, from noon to 5 p.m. All nurses and nursing students are invited. Representatives of close to 100 hospitals and healthcare institutions from Baltimore and across the country will be in attendance. For directions and more information, call 410-955-7548 or go to

Counseling Center Movie Night and Discussion -- The Counseling Center has scheduled a free movie--with popcorn--for Thurs., Feb. 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. The movie will be followed by an informal discussion of death or loss and how it affects everyone's lives. For more information, call 410-516-8278.

Request for Proposals for Funding -- The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to support research projects in statistics, probability and stochastic processes. The fund was created in 1997 by an endowment established by the late Hopkins professor emeritus Acheson Duncan, a pioneer in research and application of quality control and industrial statistics.

Faculty and students throughout Hopkins are eligible to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a member of the faculty in the Mathematical Sciences Department. Items funded might include but are not limited to travel to research conferences and workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds for grant proposals, short-term visits of collaborators to Hopkins, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research assistants and seed money for new research. Most grants from the fund will be smaller than $5,000.

Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than three single-sided pages, provide itemized expense estimates and be signed by each investigator. Proposals may be submitted at any time to John C. Wierman, Mathematical Sciences Department, 104 Whitehead Hall, Homewood campus.

Graduate Student Fellowships at the Villa Spelman -- Applications are invited from graduate students who want to participate in the Program in Social Theory and Historical Inquiry at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman, Florence, Italy, in the fall 2001 semester.

Louis Galambos will be convening the seminar on "Globalization: Theory, History and Prophecy in Europe and the United States." Students from all departments are welcome to apply, provided they can demonstrate the importance of this seminar for their work and the usefulness of spending a period of residence in Italy for successful completion of the Ph.D.

Students should have completed all requirements except the dissertation by the time they arrive in Florence in September. A limited number of fellowships will be awarded to students without other support. Some travel money is available. Tuition is not covered.

Interested students should submit a letter of application along with a brief recommendation from a supervisor to Professors Galambos and Stephens. Applicants should indicate if the application is for a Villa Spelman fellowship and/or travel support, and whether they have funds from their own departments. The application deadline is March 9.

Post-baccalaureate Premed Program -- The university is offering a new post-baccalaureate premedical program through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The 14-month program gives college graduates the opportunity to take the required science courses for admission to medical school.

Anyone who wishes to attend medical school but does not have the requisite courses can find information about the program on the Web site or by e-mailing The application deadline is April 1.

Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship -- The 2001 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program will award approximately 30 undergraduates in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering with $3,000 stipends. Fellows will conduct laboratory research for nine weeks during the summer with a Hopkins faculty member of their choice. There will also be opportunities to participate in seminars and social activities.

Each student should submit a completed application and supporting materials--letter of support from a lab sponsor; letter of recommendation from a faculty member; transcript; and statement of purpose and proposal--by 5 p.m., Feb. 26.

Additional information and applications are available in the Office of the Dean, 237 Mergenthaler on the Homewood campus, or by logging on to

Training Program at Evergreen -- Evergreen House is offering a five-week program for volunteers interested in becoming guides. In addition to giving tours of Evergreen House, guides have the opportunity to travel to other historic homes and participate in special events.

Training sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, from Feb. 27 through April 3. For more information, call Cindy Kelly at 410-516-0341.

On-Call Interpreters Wanted -- The Johns Hopkins International Department is looking for on-call interpreters for several languages. For information, call Raffaella Molteni at 410-614-4405.